Arabian Nights Images - Helen Stratton
This slim little volume, titled
Stories from the
selected and edited for children,
published by Blackie and Son Limited, London Glasgow and Bombay,
does not seem to have a publishing date.
However, my copy has a hand-written inscription dated 1923,
so it's probably from around that time.
Helen Stratton is identified as the illustrator, and
there are a goodly number of nice illustrations,
some in color.
The first story in the book is Ali Baba, with all the classic images
of Morgiana. This is
"Morgiana leading the old cobbler"
(note that she's veiled because she's out in public).
This color picture is captioned "Morgiana hears the whisper:
'Is it time?'"
And here's an amazing image of her actually plunging the scimitar into
the robber-captain's heart.
This color picture, captioned "Alladin's mother carries his gift
to the Sultan," is a color version of a picture from
the children's book published by
Charles E. Graham, but that
book didn't provide an illustrator credit.